New video shows Delta Force operators swarming ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s compound in Syria

The US military released video clips of the Special Forces raid against the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday in northwest Syria.

US Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., head of US Central Command, released the photos and video on Wednesday afternoon, showing US forces entering the compound in search of the ISIS leader.

The mission started at 9:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, though US troops didn't arrive at the compound until after dark.

No US soldiers were killed or wounded during the operation, but a military working dog was injured by live electrical cables after al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest in a tunnel. The dog has recovered from its injuries and returned to duty, according to McKenzie.

Fighters not associated with al-Baghdadi began attacking US troops from two locations, McKenzie said. US aircraft responded by attacking the militants.

Following the assault, the compound was hit by more munitions to prevent the location from becoming a shrine.

McKenzie shared before and after photographs of the building, describing it as a "parking lot with large potholes" and "not memorable."

Before and after photos of the compound in northwest Syria.

Defense Department

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